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Maharashtrian cuisine is a zesty and spicy one, which makes abundant use of aromatic and flavourful ingredients like peanuts, sesame seeds and chillies. There are several traditional snacks like Poha and dishes like Usal, which Maharashtrians enjoy having frequently. Zunka is one of the most famous dishes, where the zunka is made using besan flour and had with hot bhakri. They also love rice, and feel dissatisfied if they do not have at least a little rice with the meal.
Apart from plain steamed rice, which is enjoyed with spicy accompaniments like Methi Pitla or Amti, rice is also enjoyed in the form of lip-smacking dishes like Dodkyacha Bhaat
, Masala Bhaat, Tendli Bhaat, etc. The snack-lovers look forward to the monsoon, to enjoy hot Bhajias and Vada Pav made even more delightful with the addition of green chillies and Dry Garlic Chutney. Enjoy sweets like Modak and Puran Poli . Enter, to fall in love with Maharashtrian cuisine…
31 Aug 12
Amrit Modak by Tarla Dalal
Pistachio-stuffed modaks add colour to the festivities
18 Jun 16
Baitha Varan by Tarla Dalal
The green paste gives this otherwise simple dish a complete makeover! It increases the vitamin A content, while the vegetables add fibre. Vitamin A increases immunity and also nourishes our skin and improves vision. Despite the interesting flavour and health benefits, this dish is surprisingly easy ....
16 May 13
Batata Ani Flower Cha Rassa by Tarla Dalal
A typical Maharashtrian food, Batata ani Flower cha Rassa enhances the traditional preparation by using cauliflower florets in addition to potato cubes. Cooked with typical ingredients like tomatoes, ginger paste, etc., and a traditional tempering, this curry is slightly watery and must be served pi ....
16 May 13
Batata Chi Bhaji ( Potato Vegetable, Aloo ki Subzi ) by Tarla Dalal
The simplicity is what lures one to this recipe! So easy yet unbelievably flavourful, the Batata chi Bhaji is a no-fuss preparation of potatoes perked up with the traditional Maharashtrian tempering of cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies, with crushed peanuts for crunch, aroma and an irresi ....
30 May 15
Batata Tomato Rassa Bhaji by Tarla Dalal
Name the spice, choose your flavour, and you will find it in this bhaji. A traditional Maharashtrian favourite, the Batata Tomato Rassa Bhaji revolves around an intense paste of assorted spices, onions and coconut, which makes it super-tasty! Although the ingredient list is long, this dish is not as ....
16 May 13
Bharleli Vaangi by Tarla Dalal
Small brinjals stuffed with a sweet and spicy, peanut flavoured mixture drawing out all the authentic flavours of Maharashtrian cooking. The brinjals have to be cooked over a slow flame with utmost care in order to preserve the natural flavours of this dish.
25 Aug 16
Bhavnagari Chillies ( Faraal Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
This evergreen favourite is made of Bhavnagari chillies, flavoured with sesame seeds and cumin seeds. Besan is replaced with waterchestnut flour, to make this accompaniment qualify for a fast.
Serve Bhavnagari Chillies as an accompaniment to a faraali meal of
08 Feb 16
21 Oct 12
Cashew Curry by Tarla Dalal
It may sound odd and rather lavish to use cashews as a main ingredient in gravies, but because of the abundance of cashews in the region, cashew curry is a popular and common recipe in each malvani household!
10 Oct 14
Cauliflower Greens Pitla by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower greens have a crunchy texture and fresh flavour that lends itself very well to this unique pitla. While you might frequently prepare methi or plain besan pitla, adding iron-rich cauliflower greens to the preparation adds to the iron and vitamin C content of besan. Cauliflower Gr ....
23 Sep 13
Chana Dal and Coconut Puranpoli by Tarla Dalal
Puranpoli is a traditional maharashtrian dish, and variants of it are made all over the country. It is a wholesome and delicious snack made of chana dal and coconut sweetened with jaggery and flavoured mildly with spices like elaichi. While it is festive fare, it can be made any day when you feel li ....
15 May 15
Chawal Bhakri by Tarla Dalal
The pure taste of cooked rice flour is soothing and satiating at the same time! You will really enjoy this Maharashtrian delicacy made with a dough of cooked rice flour. The Chawal Bhakri is really soft and yummy, combining perfectly with spicy Red Chilli Thecha. Since rice flour has a tendency to h ....
01 Jan 01
Chilli Garlic Chutney by Tarla Dalal
A basic quick chutney made using red chillies and garlic. Its uses are versatile and can be used in recipes ranging from wraps to street-food recipes.
22 Jan 16
Dalimbi Usal, Val Usal, Maharashtrian Vaal by Tarla Dalal
Here is a tongue-tickler from the Marathi culinary files! Dalimbi Usal, a traditional accompaniment to rice and rotis is made by cooking field beans with a traditional tempering, tangy kokum and everyday spices.
Jaggery creates a nice sweet and sour effect, while other ingredients like ginger, ....
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